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The Social Science Department Mission Statement is to:

•Appreciate the historical and cultural influences that shape student’s individual identities, our national identity, and the cultures and countries that shape our planet.

•Understand and reason about successes, failures, triumphs and tragedies in human history, particularly as they are reflected in the ideas and actions of the people today.

•Prepare for adult lives of informed and active citizenship and civic engagement.  

•Learn to assess and interpret evidence, to understand change over time, to think logically and to communicate effectively, through written and spoken discourse.

The Social Science Department Curriculum:

Courses # of semesters Credit
World Studies
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2 1
U.S. History 2 1
American Government
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1 .5
Current Issues 2 1
AP United States History 2 1 (weighted)
Dual Credit Psychology (JJC)
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1 .5


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The Social Science Department Instructors:

Mr. Kelsey Adams
Email: kadams@senecahs.org
Phone: 815-357-5325

Mr. Jace Walsh
Email: jacewalsh@senecahs.org
Phone: 815-357-5041

Mr. JR (Earl) Welsh
Email: ewelsh@senecahs.org
Phone: 815-357-5321